Monday, August 27, 2012

Tea Dyed Fabric for the Town of Halloween design

I finally tried tea dying and I really love the results. :) I wanted something like this for this design and I think its going to be perfect. I didn't want it to be mottled, just smooth. And its only got the 2 colors, very cool! I can't wait to start but first I am going to finish My Pretty, also in the magazine. Oh and I am going to do Spiders Garden. There are soooo many awesome designs in this magazine!! Just Cross Stitch Special Collectors Halloween issue for 2012...get it, its worth it. :)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Blue Mr. Monster :)

I finished this guy in 3 days, and I love him he is sooo cute! I plan to make him into a flat ornament, wish me luck..I have never tried it before. But I found a great tutorial and I think I can manage it. He is from the Just Cross Stitch Special Collectors Halloween Issue. BTW, there are a couple other designs I have kitted up for stitching. :)

I used my own buttons..and changed a couple colors so could use only things I had on hand. Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Serengeti Part one

Part one is done, except for the backstitching in the border, because I ran out of copper braid. It will be here later this week. I had a tough time getting through those corner medallions, I am sooo glad to be done with them. I am going to go ahead and start the elephant panels tonite, even though I should be working on Deep Blue Sea. Well, I love them both and want them both finished. :)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Back from the beach :)

Myrtle Beach. It was pretty crowded, I am thinking something more remote for next year?? But it was beautiful and we had so much fun, me, my mom and sister plus 4 kids ages 1.5-14. Yikes.

I got to go to Books A Million! Which is a rare treat. I picked up 3 new magazines one being Cross Stitch Collection, July issue. When I got home I pulled the materials for Joan Elliot's Summer Goddess. I have barely started her, and won't get to work on her much, what with the two monster Chatelaines I have on the go but I am happy to have her in my stitching pile. Here she is so far:

I wish I could afford to subscribe to that magazine, but its just WAY to much! Because I wanted to be sure and Jet Joan's Sweet Pea Fairy, I got that one Online for $4.99, and dh is going to print the chart out for me.

Here is where Deep Blue Sea is right now (no stitching while I was at the beach)

Before I left I had quite a good run with it, and now I am a little burned out. So I am going to switch between Summer Goddess and Serengeti for the next few days. I feel a little guilty about that..I hope I get over it. :))